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As one of Cook County’s most respected criminal defense attorneys, Attorney Zaid Abdallah is the Co-Founder of Abdallah Law. Mr. Abdallah graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago with his Juris Doctor degree. He has committed his legal career to providing personal legal services to his clients and the community. In addition to his extensive experience and background, Mr. Abdallah Aggressively Advocates for his clients rights.


His compassionate understanding and approach are key elements for his clients' defense. He is truly dedicated to his practice and his clients, and this is demonstrated by his selection for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠. Mr. Abdallah was able to receive this award because of his superb trial advocacy skills and client recommendations. In addition, Mr. Abdallah is a member of the exclusive The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and was named one of the Top 40 Attorneys under the age of 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. He has handled various cases that stem from murder to serious drug possession, with great success for clients. Criminal Defense Attorney, Zaid Abdallah, earned this reputation for effective advocacy by providing his clients with the highest standards of knowledge and professional advice, and by steadfastly protecting his client’s constitutional rights. Whether a client is seeking a federal criminal defense attorney or an Illinois criminal defense attorney, Zaid Abdallah treats each client’s situation with attention and importance.


Languages spoken: English, Arabic

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gregorios Gountanis

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    Gregorios Gountanis Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Abdallah. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! Keep up the great work.


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Contact info

Abdallah Law P.C.

16345 Harlem Ave Suite 250
Tinley Park, IL, 60477

Abdallah Law P.C.

875 N. Michigan Suite 3100
Chicago, IL, 60611



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Top 100 National Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyer Association2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Top 10 Attorney Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Accredited MemberBBB2012
Leading Criminal Defense AttorneyNewsweek2012
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAbdallah Law P.C.2009 - Present
Law ClerkCook County Public Defenders Office2008 - 2008
N/ABrodsky & Odeh2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Trial BarMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers100 Top Trial Lawyers2013 - Present
Cook County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of The State of Illinois v. JMNot Guilty
People of the State of Illinois v. MMDismissed
People of Illinois v SCNOT GUILTY
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
DePaul UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ILG 4th Amendment Rights Refresher4th Amendment Search and Seizure2012